Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fading Memory

By Joseph Hesch

The best I can say is
your memory has begun fading
from my mind, but
not yet from my dreams.
Certain, I am,
what little you recall
of Us
already is lost to you.
Too late, I learned
how little of your true self
you gave, acting more as
a wished-for mirror,
an inarticulate echo,
an adorable, unpettable pet,
for this lonely soul
merely searching for a friend.

8 comments:

  1. mmm...our motives in many times polute the relationship...this left me a bit sad...in familiarity...

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  2. You express a lesson that is most painful to learn. Great descriptions at the end that truly paints a picture of a poor friend. Excellent contribution to One Shoot Sunday.

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  3. Friendship is a jewel beyond price...

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  4. You words made me feel not only the pang of the loss, but the emptiness at having to admit it was never a true friendship at all.

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  5. Just goes to show real friends don't hurt one another Joe. There was a poignant sense of loss here that was tangible to the reader, for that alone bravo Sir.

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  6. Very sad, but at least the memory is fading.

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  7. You really do have a way with words. You convey such feeling with the simplist of statements...without having to rely on a dictionary to decipher. Yes, there is sadness to be found here, but I think, there is also growth and strength, almost as though you're adding another notch to a long list of disappointments, just when you were starting to believe this one may have been real. Occassionally I have stumbled upon something real, only to realize just how rare it is in this strange and cynical world. Really loved this one Joe. Write on!

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  8. Profound in beautiful verse.

    Anita.

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